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High blood pressure, or hypertension (HTN), is the most commonly diagnosed form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than half of all Americans have developed HTN before they qualify for Medicare. Ten years later another 70% of those fortunate enough to make it to their 65th birthday without developing HTN...
 
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Angioplasty also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become a routine procedure for clogged arteries in a stable patient with coronary artery disease (CAD) despite the fact that there is no good evidence it helps prevent heart attacks and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. In fact several studies suggest...
 

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Looking for compelling nutrition posters to brighten your walls with motivation and education? You have come to the right place!
 
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Many of the companies that produce and market salty foods and their advocacy organization, the Salt Institute (SI), have long argued that dietary salt has little impact on people with normal blood pressure and only raises blood pressure modestly in those with hypertension who happen to be "salt sensitive". The results from the recent DASH2 ... DASH 2 is Even Better
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Policosanol is an increasingly popular food supplement, which has been promoted as a safe and effective way to reduce LDL levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is a mixture of phytochemicals extracted from sugar cane. Policosanol supplements are produced largely in Cuba and are currently sold in more than 40 countries ... Policosanol Fails to Improve Blood Lipids
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It is now scientifically well established that inflammation in the arteries plays a role in the growth of atherosclerotic plaques. Inflammation also promotes blood clot formation.1 The rupture of unstable, cholesterol-filled plaques triggers the formation of a blood clot inside the artery. This clot can suddenly block blood flow...